Union City officer arrested on child porn charges

Ponca City Now - March 27, 2020 12:36 pm

UNION CITY, Okla. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation received a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that led to the arrest of a Union City police officer.

The tip that an individual had child pornography pictures came to the OSBI from NCMEC on Wednesday, March 25. The pictures were verified as legitimate and additional information in the tip led agents to 43-year-old Eric Buehre, a Union City police officer who was working as a school resource officer. OSBI agents interviewed Buehre and he was arrested at the Union City Police Department without incident. He was booked into the Canadian County Jail on a $55,000 bond. Buehre is facing charges including Possession of Child Pornography, Distribution of Child Pornography and Using a Computer to Violate Oklahoma Statutes.

The OSBI investigation is ongoing in an effort to determine the safety of children Buehre had contact with in the community.

If you believe a child is being exploited, or you have seen examples of child exploitation, contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST or www.cybertipline.com or the OSBI at 800-522-8017 or [email protected].

 

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